^ I would still pass on that. Been comparing them to the Nuforce NE-700X (which I don't even like that much) and there's simply no contest. Nuforces are cheaper as well.
So what do you like and dislike about these? What would you rate them overall?
This is not the place for a review but I'll post a full one in a week or so. I like the build quality, attention to detail, and fit of the Teknines. I don't like the lack of midrange and treble clarity, a.k.a. the 'veil' - it's really very thick and distracting. I've probably been spoiled by nicer earphones but I can't remember the last time I heard an earphone that was this veiled after two days of burn-in, and do I listen to a lot of good budget-level earphones on a daily basis. I was hoping it would clear up but hasn't so far. I think they, like the Beats, are for a very specific type of listener - one who cares more about looks than SQ.
Glad to hear that. The positive threads - including the one comparing them to the DBA-02 reaked of cheesy viral marketing to me. I'm not sure if it's actually that - or if there are many bassheads that don't care about the rest of the sound spectrum.